Feivel's Flying Horses
A loving father carves carousel horses that represent members of his family as he saves money to bring them from Europe to America. This book is a work of historical fiction based on the stories of Jewish woodcarvers who came from the Old Country and turned their talents to carving carousel horses on Coney Island.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ™, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
- National Jewish Book Award Finalist
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
“Van der Sterre’s ink-and-watercolor illustrations offer a pleasantly nostalgic look at life in New York’s Lower East Side and Brooklyn’s Coney Island during the late 1800s. The scenes are rich with street details and the beautifully crafted horses.”
School Library Journal
“Watercolor illustrations with ink lines illustrate the immigrant experience on New York’s Lower East Side in the late 1800s and help bring to life the magic of Coney Island. . . . [T]his story celebrates the richness of the Jewish American experience.”
—School Library Journal
“. . .the redemptive powers of faith, family, and creativity coalesce into a touching tale.” —Publishers Weekly
Illustrator: Johanna van der Sterre
Johanna van der Sterre studied illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design From her cozy little home in upstate New York, she crafts her painting with ink line and watercolors. Johanna lives with her husband, Joseph, and two very bouncy dogs, Ernie and Rudy. She is the award-winning illustrator of Mendel's Accordion.
Author: Heidi Smith Hyde
Heidi Smith Hyde is the director of education of Temple Sinai in Brookline, Massachusetts. Her books include Feivel's Flying Horses, a National Jewish Book Award Finalist, and Mendel's Accordion, winner of the Sugarman Award.